Clifford T. Schmitt, L.H.G., P.G.
Cliff is a licensed geologist and hydrogeologist in Washington and California. His 35 years of experience in investigation and cleanup project management include characterizing contamination in soil, groundwater, indoor air, and surface water. Cliff has provided technical services in support of mediation and litigation as well as third-party opinion on numerous projects.
Cliff has numerous outside interests, including hang gliding, fly fishing, hiking, and camping. His goals for this year include making a hang gliding flight greater than 100 miles (his current personal best is 89 miles at a maximum altitude above 13,000 feet) and keeping up with his family at downhill skiing. Several times each year, Cliff and other Farallon Principals take clients on multi-day fly fishing adventures for Northwest trout and steelhead. Cliff also has an interest in the quality and expansion of Washington- and Oregon-produced wines.
- Licensed Hydrogeologist, WA
- Professional Geologist, CA
Professional Certifications and Registrations
Clients and Industries
- Construction & Development
- Large Scale Development
- Law Firms
Proficiencies and Experience
Groundwater Treatment System Design
Farallon incorporated groundwater circulation wells in the design of an innovative system to treat petroleum hydrocarbon-contaminated groundwater at a retail gasoline station. The system included airlift air...
PFAS Characterization and Remediation
Farallon has been leading an investigation to evaluate releases of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in the Lower Issaquah Valley in Washington State. Following initial detections of...
Silver Cloud Hotel – Stadium
To delineate the extent of the contaminated soil and groundwater, Farallon initially completed a subsurface investigation. Farallon then conducted a remedial alternative and cost-benefit analysis feasibility...
Redevelopment Civil Engineering Support
Design elements included stormwater management facilities; water and sewer utilities; natural gas, power, and telecommunications utilities; waste handling; delivery, employee, and visitor vehicle access and...
Creative Approach to Leaking UST Site
When multiple attempts to treat recalcitrant contaminants with conventional technologies failed, Farallon proposed using surfactant injection to increase mobility and recoverability of light nonaqueous-phase...
Landfill Insurance Claim Support
Remedial actions previously conducted by others included source removal, soil vapor extraction, and air stripping/hydraulic control of groundwater. The current remediation system treats emissions via thermal...